Upcoming Exhibitions

July 12 - October 31, 2012

The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections

The Harlem Edge exhibition presents entries to the latest ideas competition developed by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee. Following previous waterfront sites that included Groen Hoek, Southpoint on Roosevelt Island, the South Street Seaport and the High Bridge Crossing of the Harlem River, the 2012 competition focuses on the redevelopment of the West 135th Street marine transfer station, which establishes a link from the water to the surrounding community. The marine transfer station is located in the Hudson River south of Riverbank State Park and the North River Wastewater Treatment plant and offers a range of challenges for designers as they reimagine the utilization of the existing site. These challenges include: public access to the waterfront, opportunities for urban agriculture, and integration of a speculatively repurposed facility for communal use into the city’s waterfront infrastructure.

Emerging professionals with less than ten years of experience, including university level students, had the opportunity to creatively consider the possibilities for a multi-modal transit hub and a food and nutrition education facility. Working with Nourishing USA as a programmatic sponsor, the competition brief included both interior and outdoor spaces to anticipate programmatic developments in a growing urban agriculture movement, along with the requirements to physically connect to the adjacent residential community. 98 entries were submitted from 16 countries. The entries displayed in the exhibition represent the winners and projects that presented innovative thinking.

Congratulations to the winners:

ENYA Prize: Sym'bio'pia
Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA

2nd Prize: The Hudson Exchange
Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA

3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest
Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Student Prize: Stairway to Harlem
Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA

The jury:
Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects LLC, and Winner of 2012 New Practices New York; Meta Brunzema, Principal, Meta Brunzema Architect PC; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University; Louise Harpman, Clinical Associate Professor | Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability,
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning; Jesse Reiser, Principal, Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC; Keith VanDerSys, Principal, PEG office of landscape + architecture, and Winner of the 2010 ENYA Prize.

More information about the jury can be found here:

Read the press release here

The Harlem Edge is organized by the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and presented as part of Future Now, the AIA New York Presidential Theme. 




Franke Gottsegen Cox Architects
The Janus Property Company

List as of June 27, 2012

The Harlem Edge is presented as part of Future Now, the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme and made possible through the generous support of:


Beyer Blinder Belle
Forest City Ratner Companies
Mancini Duffy|TSC
New York City School Construction Authority
Perkins Eastman
STV Group, Inc.
Thornton Tomasetti

Cameron Engineering
Cosentini Associates
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
E-J Electric Installation Co.
Ennead Architects
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.
JAM Consultants
JLS Industries Inc.
Knoll, Inc.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, PC
Lend Lease
Milrose Consultants
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Viridian Energy & Environmental / Israel Berger and Associates LLC
World Trade Center Properties

List as of June 27, 2012.


Opening Reception
Thursday July 12th, 2012, 7-9 PM

The Harlem Edge Symposium
Saturday July 14th, 12-5 PM

Guided Exhibition Tour
Tuesday July 24th, 6-7:30

Guided Exhibition Tour
Friday August 3rd, 12-1:00

Guided Exhibition Tour
Thursday August 23rd, 6-7:30

openhousenewyork® walking tour of The Harlem Edge Site

October 6th and 7th, 1 PM and 3 PM

Design Competitions Panel
October 11th, 6-8 PM

Closing Party
October 31st, 6-8 PM

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